Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, Worthing Town Hall

Contact: Heather Kingston
Democratic Services Officer
01903 221006  Email:

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No. Item


Substitute Members

Any substitute members should declare their substitution.


Councillor Sean McDonald substituted for Councillor Steve Wills.

Councillor Louise Murphy substituted for Councillor Dan Coxhill.

Councillor Emma Taylor substituted for Councillor John Turley.


Declarations of Interest

Members and Officers must declare any disclosable pecuniary interests in relation to any business on the agenda.  Declarations should also be made at any stage such as interest becomes apparent during the meeting.


If in doubt contact the Legal or Democratic Services representative for this meeting.


Members and Officers may seek advice upon any relevant interest from the Monitoring Officer prior to the meeting.


Councillor Noel Atkins declared an interest as an elected Member of WSCC.


Councillor Sean McDonald declared an interest in 6.2 as he was acquainted with one of the registered speakers in objection to the application.  The Councillor also declared an interest in item 8 as he resided very close to the Whitebeam Woods.



Public Question Time

So as to provide the best opportunity for the Committee to provide the public with the fullest answer, questions from the public should be submitted by midday on Monday, 18 October 2021.


Where relevant notice of a question has not been given, the person presiding may either choose to give a response at the meeting or respond by undertaking to provide a written response within three working days.


Questions should be submitted to Democratic Services –


(Note:  Public Question Time will last for a maximum of 30 minutes)




There were no questions raised under Public Question Time.


Confirmation of Minutes

To approve the minutes of the Planning Committee meetings of the Committee held on Wednesday 22 September 2021, which have been emailed to Members.


RESOLVED, that the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 22 September 2021 be confirmed as a correct record and that they be signed by the Chairman.




Items Raised Under Urgency Provisions

To consider any items the Chair of the meeting considers urgent.


There were no items raised under urgency provisions.


Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 13 MB

To consider the reports by the Director for the Economy, attached as Item 6.

Additional documents:


The applications were considered, see attached appendix.


Planning Appeals



None to report since the last meeting.


Tree Preservation Order 4 of 2021 - Whitebeam Woods, Whitebeam Road, Worthing pdf icon PDF 186 KB

To consider the report by the Director for the Economy, attached as Item 8.


The Head of Planning and Development outlined the application for Members and included a number of photographs to assist their consideration of the Tree Preservation Order.



The Planning Committee unanimously agreed that the Worthing Tree Preservation Order Number 4 of 2021 remained confirmed.